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Gov. Brewer wants tax reform, school safety for Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she will push her own school safety
package in her budget proposal and also plans to champion a tax reform proposal
that will simplify what she calls the most complicated tax code in the nation.

Brewer praised Democrats for proposing a school safety proposal but said it’s
way too expensive.

In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday the Republican governor also
said she hasn’t decided if she will expand the state’s Medicaid program to cover
about 300,000 additional low-income Arizonans. Brewer has until mid-February to
decide on the expansion allowed under President Barack Obama’s health care
reform law.

But Brewer said she agreed with many of the thoughts Republican New Mexico
Gov. Susana Martinez expressed when she opted Wednesday to expand Medicaid.


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